"Other Companies Sneeze, and We Get the Flu"

CEO Tim Donahue insists Nextel's fundamentals are sound and that its Direct Connect technology will be unmatched for years

Among the wireless phone carriers, no stock has been pummeled harder than that of Nextel Communications (NXTL ), the company with the nifty "walkie-talkie" feature built into its cell phones and a customer base of more than 10 million, mainly business users.

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